Diagnostic Error Lawyers in Denver
When you go to a doctor, you expect him to examine you thoroughly, order necessary tests, and try to cure you. That is a reasonable expectation: competent medical treatment. However, it is not always what you get.
When a doctor fails to properly analyze your symptoms, fails to order tests, or gives you a faulty diagnosis, you can end up suffering greatly. It can be a physical as well as a financial burden that robs you of your quality of life. Unfortunately, diagnostic errors are common in the United States. Doctors rush through patients and make avoidable mistakes every day. This is not acceptable to us.
If you or someone you know suffered because of a diagnostic error in Colorado, contact an experienced Denver medical malpractice lawyer at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. Malpractice law can be overwhelming, but we guide our clients every step of the way, until they receive the compensation they deserve. Call us at (303) 759-9945 for a no-cost initial consultation with one of our nationally-acclaimed trial attorneys.
There are several types of diagnostic errors that can result from medical provider negligence. The more common ones include:
- Delayed diagnosis: Your medical team makes a diagnosis far too late.
- Misdiagnosis: Your medical team makes the wrong diagnosis, which ends up causing overtreatment, under-treatment, injury, or death.
- Failure to diagnose: You medical team misses what’s wrong with you completely.
- Not recognizing complications: Your medical team misses complications related to the illness, and fails to treat them.
- Failure to order medical tests: Your medical team does not order vital tests and assumes the wrong diagnosis.
- Misreading test results: Your medical team or radiologist misread or miscommunicated a test result, either missing your diagnosis or providing a false diagnosis; for example, a false diagnosis of breast cancer that led to a double mastectomy, causing physical and emotional suffering for you and your family.
Diagnostic errors can result from a poor record-keeping of a patient’s medical history, or a doctor’s failure to take an adequate look at medical records. Diagnostic errors can result in lifelong issues, especially in cases of heart failure or cancer. With many illnesses, early diagnosis is key to a successful treatment, so a misdiagnosis means the difference between life and death. This is why it is important to keep doctors accountable when they make mistakes - to ensure no one else is hurt by the same mistake.
Healthcare professionals should make your health their top priority. If they don’t, and their failure to uphold the standard of care causes you harm, they are committing medical malpractice.
When you seek medical attention, you go with complete faith in your medical provider. If that provider’s negligence causes you injury, your faith in the medical system can be shattered - especially when their insurance company refuses to pay for your injury, despite the evidence.
If this sounds familiar and you think you have been a victim of medical malpractice, it is imperative that you contact a medical malpractice attorney at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. to discuss your case right away. Time is of the essence when it comes to malpractice lawsuits. We start gathering medical evidence right away, and make sure you don’t miss any filing deadlines. We have handled thousands of medical malpractice cases across the United States, and know how to best present these cases to both insurance companies and juries, if we must take the case to trial to get justice for our clients.
Undergoing treatment for a condition that should have been detected and cured can cost a staggering amount. Our knowledgeable trial lawyers can help you receive fair compensation for your injuries. Call our Denver office at (303) 759-9945 for a no-charge initial consultation today.
- Misdiagnosis: Commonplace In The United States
- Diagnostic Errors - PSNet
- Improving Diagnosis in Health Care - National Center for Biotechnology Information
- Preventing Diagnostic Errors in Primary Care - American Academy of Family Physicians